Thursday, September 30, 2010

immunizations.....

On Tuesday my on got his Hib and his Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertissia Vaccines. To my surprise he did very well he cried a total of maybe 5 seconds per shot.
His doctor gave us a paper of some tips on how we can be there for our child during shots.
I will upload a copy of the paper he gave me and hopefully this will be helpful to first time mommy's. Also i was recommended to give my son 0.6 of the infant Tylenol to prevent him from getting a fever and just so everyone knows it really works . Also after the shots if you get a cold towel and you put on your child's leg or were ever they get the shot it will prevent it from swelling.

I hope this blog post is helpful :) . And remember i know its hard to hear your baby cry put just remember to try and stay calm and be strong for him/her and everything will turn out just fine.

XoXo
Vianet

Here is the form that was given to me by Elijah's Wonderful doctor.

Before shots:

• Bring your child’s immunization record.
• Read vaccine information statements.
• Ask any questions.
• Bring along a favorite toy or blanket.
• Stay calm; your baby picks up your feelings.

During shots, distract and comfort by:

• Touching soothingly and talking softly.
• Making eye contact as you smile at your baby.

After shots, comfort by:

• Holding, cuddling, caressing, or breastfeeding.
• Talking lovingly and soothingly.
• Asking your doctor for advice on using a non-aspirin pain reliever when you get home.

At home:

• Mark your calendar for your next appointment.
• Review vaccine information statements for possible reactions.
• A cool wet cloth can reduce redness, soreness, and/or swelling where the shot was given.
• Observe your child for the next few days. You might see a small rash or notice a fever. If your child has any reaction that concerns you, call your doctor or seek medical attention.
• To reduce pain or fever, your doctor may recommend you give your child a non-aspirin pain reliever.
• Also try giving your child a sponge bath with lukewarm water to reduce fever.
• Give your child plenty of fluids. It is normal if he/she eats less than usual for the next 24 hours.

Also this is the Tylenol i gave my son an hr and a half before his app:


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mother's Special Blend


Right when i got pregnant.....well after telling my family and a few friends i though........ STRETCHMARKS!!!!! knowing that you ether get them or you don't( Especially if they are hereditary) I'm going to need something to butter or oil up my belly for 9 months. I knew i wanted to use something organic so the first person that came to mind was my friend Tana. I texted her asking her if she knew anything i can use and she said yes. She told me about this product that i can purchase at out local Lassen's. She told me the product was named Mother's Special Blend and it was a oil that she used when she was pregnant with her little girl. So i went to Lassen's found the product and was totally hooked. On the back of the bottle is recommends places u should put the oil before and even after the pregnancy. I always put it on after i took a shower since it recommends you to put in on your body when its nice and warm. I would definitely recommend this oil to anyone who is pregnant because is it not only safe for you but for baby as well the cool thing about this oil is that you can also massage it into your baby's skin. Mother's Special Blend is a lovely oil that contains:
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Vitamin E
The smell this oil has is amazing and the feeling it leaves behind on your body is wonderful. I still use this oil and would even recommend this to woman in general. I will post a picture of the oil with its information off the Mother's Special Blend web (http://www.mothersspecialblend.com) page along with another product The brand offers for expecting mothers. I hope you enjoyed my post and it was helpful for the mommy's to be ♥ .

XoXo

Vianet


mother's special blend skin toning oil

is formulated to help prevent stretch marks naturally by nourishing and conditioning your skin while it expands and contracts – before, during and after pregnancy. Mother’s Special Blend is a safe formula for you and your baby. There are no chemicals, perfumes, emulsifiers, dyes, or preservatives. It is safe for all over body use.

Pregnancy can be a totally enjoyable experience. Give yourself the support you need during this very special time. Learn as much as you can about the ways that your body is changing and how your baby is growing. Eat whole foods, drink lots of water, be active, exercise and take care of your skin as it expands and contracts, with Mother’s Special Blend, to prevent stretchmarks.
Try our new soap too!

Mother's Special Blend Skin Toning Oil is formulated with the finest quality ingredients available. It is all natural, free of pesticides and harsh chemicals. All products absorbed by the skin can reach your baby. Mother’s Special Blend natural pregnancy oil is safe for you and your baby during fetal development. We are dedicated to manufacturing natural body care products that are effective and easy to use. Our products are made in small batches to insure quality control.

Directions: Apply it every day after you bathe or shower when your skin is warm and moist for best results. Mother’s Special Blend will soften, condition, and soothe your skin and help prevent stretch marks. It is safe for allover body use. Mother’s Special Blend is also soothing for sore nipples. It is safe for baby. Clean your nipples before and after nursing. Enjoy the natural fragrance of cocoa butter.

ingredients

  • Coconut Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Vitamin E

No chemicals, perfumes, emulsifiers, dyes or preservatives.
No animal ingredients • Not tested on animals

Note: Always test all products for allergies. Place a small amount inside your elbow area and wait 24 hours. If no rash or reaction occurs then you can be sure that the product is safe for you.

Ingredient descriptions: GRAS means "generally regarded as safe" by the FDA

Coconut Oil: An excellent moisturizer which serves as a protective layer retaining the moisture within the skin with
a long and stable molecular structure. Used in many cosmetic formulations. It has a high content of natural vitamin E and therefore is naturally preserved. No known toxicity. GRAS

Sweet Almond Oil: Natural nut oil high in fatty acids. It is carefully distilled to remove hydro-cynic (prussic acid). It has emollient properties that soften and moisturize preventing water loss (drying) of the skin. It is nearly colorless and odorless. It is non-toxic and absorbs easily into the skin. GRAS

Cocoa Butter: A solid fat obtained from roasted seeds of theobroma cocoa. It is used as an emollient which softens and conditions the skin. Melts at body temperature and solidifies at 72*. No known toxicity. GRAS

Vitamin E: (Tocopheryl acetate). An anti-oxidant in baby preparations, deodorants and other grooming aids. It is obtained by the vacuum distillation of e
dible vegetable fats and helps to form normal tissue cells. It protects fat and collagen in the body’s tissue from breaking down.


mother's special blend soap


Wash your body with this rich and creamy lathering, mild and gentle bar soap that will moisturize and clean your body while you enjoy the delicious light natural lemon fragranc that lasts throughout the bar. A safe and gentle cleansing bar for before, during, and after pregnancy, or anytime.

Our soap complements the benefits and conditioning of using Mother's Special Blend Toning Oil by helping to keep the skin toned and elastic, and by not stripping the natural oils from the skin, thereby helping to prevent stretch marks.

Soothing and refreshing – a great way to relieve itchy belly in the shower or bath.

ingredients

  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Vegetable Glycerin Based (no tallow, lye, or harsh detergents)
  • Purified Water
  • Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
  • Sorbitol
  • Natural Lemon Essential Oil
  • Safe natural ingredients – no chemicals, emulsifiers, dyes, synthetic fragrances or preservatives
  • No animal ingredients – not tested on animals

Please note: People can be allergic to anything. It is always best to test a small area on you and your baby and wait 24 hours before using any body care products.

Organic Coconut Oil: Cocos nucifera. The white, semisolid, highly saturated fat expressed from the kernels of the coconut. Widely used in the manufacture of baby soaps and shampoos. Lathers readily and is a fine skin cleanser. Usually is blended with other fats or oils.

Olive Oil: Olea europaea. Superior pale yellow fixed oil obtained from the olives grown around the Mediterranean Sea.

Palm Oil: Elaesis guineensis. Palm butter. Palm tallow. Oil is used in baby soaps, ordinary soaps. Obtained from the fruit or seed of the palm tree.

Vegetable Glycerin: Made from plants such as avocados instead of animal-derived glycerin. Milder, gentler and less likely to cause allergies.

Purified Water: Water that has been filtered and boiled.

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice: Aloe barbadensis. First-aid plant. A compound expressed from the leaf of the aloe. Aloe has softening benefits in skin creams.

Sorbitol: A humectant. Acts like glycerin as a binder and holds water. Gives a velvety feel to skin.

Natural Lemon Essential Oil: Cedro oil. It is the volatile oil expressed from the peel. It has a familiar characteristic fragrance. It can be strong when used by itself. It is safe if used in soaps or shampoos and rinsed off the skin.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baby Einstein

Last week i bough my son this Baby Einstein activity play set. It is amazing and he seem to enjoy it very much. When i turn the light on and it plays the music he cant stop kicking and smiling.
I wanted to have this item for a while before i blogged about it to make sure i really enjoyed it and though it was work it.

The second item is a lights and melodies mirror and was given to me at my baby shower so ive had this item for about 3 months and i love it. ive used it a few times ive had the baby in my car. i love this item because it has a mirror where i can see the baby and how hes doing on the car ride.
The lights and the music is soothing to the baby and puts him right to sleep as soon as the car starts moving. I also love the fact that you can put in on a language setting were it speaks Spanish, French and English. It teaches the baby his shapes and colors.

I will post pictures of the items and the description to give you guys a little more information.
I hope you guys get to try the items listed above and enjoy them as much as i do.

XoXo
Vianet


* The Around the World Play Gym introduces baby to animals, sights, and sounds from 5 different regions of the world. The large, 34" mat features crisp, real-life imagery and animalsfrom Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Polar Regions and offers a whole world for baby to discover. Gym mat also has sewn-in loops for attaching extra toys. Marquee toy is a music & lights globe toy that plays melodies from the Baby Einstein World Music DVD and features lovable Baby Einstein characters around the globe. It also has soft loops around the edge to attach more toys. Music & lights globe is perfect for use on the play gym, in the crib, or on the go with baby! Additional toys include: - Panda chime toy - Soft Parrot with crinkle - Large baby-safe mirror - Spinning globe rattle ball - Animal Discovery Cards - Igloo shaped Teether - 8 links to attach more toys Mat is machine washable and folds easily to take anywhere.

* Lights, music, and colors entertain baby in the car or at home! The Baby Einstein caterpillar character introduces baby to colors in 3 languages. Can be used in the car for both rear-facing & forward-facing babies and attaches easily and securely to seats in most vehicles. Parents simply set turn-dial timer to desired play length and press the start button to keep baby entertained during the entire car ride.
For use at home in the crib too, with an extra-low volume option to provide baby lights & soft melodies at rest time.

Features:
Four modes of play- Lights & Melodies, Lights Only, Melodies Only, Colors
Introduces colors in English, Spanish, and French
Includes classical melodies and dancing lights
Attaches to most seats
Includes volume control


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Closer to Nature



I came upon this awesome brand from the UK when my boyfriend and I went to go do our baby registry at our local Baby's R Us. The name of the company is Tommee Tippee. The bottles and pacifiers they offer are called closer to nature b/c of the shape and feel of the nipple its easier to make the transition from breast feeding to bottle feeding so when you go out or leave the baby with grandma you can feed him the breast milk or formula of choice. Honestly i LOVE this product My the anti-colic design of the bottle really worked for my son, he not once has got colic and that makes me one happy mommy :D . He has a a total of 7 bottle from this company now. Today i went back to purchase the blue design pictured on this blog they are adorable in person. My son has only had one pacifier since he's been born so today i purchased there pacifier as well. The pacifier was actually designed by a pediatric dentist. He still has not used it but as soon as he does ill let you know how it goes.
My son has been using this brand since he has been born so i will definitely be purchasing more items from Tommee Tippee.

http://www.tommeetippee.us ←(This is the link to the Tommee Tippee web page) So you can get more information on the products show and other amazing products they offer.

I hope this blog helps a mommy or mommy to be out there ♡.

XoXo
Vianet

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Finally......




I finally ..... GOT TO GO SHOPPING ! ! ! .
It feels so good to go into my favorite stores and actually fit into the clothes i like to wear.
I'm still not at my goal weight but im happy that im back to my normal size again.
Everything that i purchased was bought at Forever 21 in my local mall.
I actually have been looking for the shorts for about a month and i finally found them i was so excited because they were on sale !
All in all it was a great shopping day.

Have a great night everyone .
xoxo Vianet

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My life at the moment ....

A Tiny Blessing.
Wow its been so long since Ive written my thoughts down. My life has been changed for the best. Ive been blessed with a little tater tot of my own . My boyfriend and i have a baby boy named Elijah Elian Cazares and he is the best baby ever. He is 2 months now. Hes came a long way since July 3. He was 37 weeks when he was born so he was considered premature and had trouble latching on to his bottle. He had to stay in the NICU(Neonatal intensive-care unit) for two weeks i was released 3 days after i had him. I got to go visit him everyday at anytime i wanted to as if i was still a patient in the hospital. It was a little difficult to leave him but i knew it was for the best. My experience at the hospital was amazing all of my nursed and Elijah's were awesome and so sweet. I couldn't thank them enough for everything they did. I had Elijah at 2:22p.m on July 3 2010 all natural. The experience was indescribable.
Elijah has changed our lives and the experience of being a mother is awesome. The last two months ive been tired and unable to get my thoughts straight but i love it.
Elijah is truly a blessing and i cant wait to see what adventures god has in store for me and my little family.
Good Night
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